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Happiness Runs

Music and lyrics by Donovan P. Leitch


Little pebble upon the sand
Now you're lying here in my hand
How many years have you been here?
Little human upon the sand
From where I'm lying here in your hand
You to me are but a passing breeze

The sun will always shine where you stand
Depending in which land
You may find yourself
Now you have my blessing, go your way

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs

Why-o? Because
Why-o? Because
Why-o? Because
Why-o? Because

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be...
(Little pebble upon the sand)...


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Pebble And The Man (Donovan In Concert Version)

Music and lyrics by Donovan P. Leitch


[Introducing Pebble And The Man, only at the begining of this track in the 1968 original album version. In the 2006 expanded version it's at the end of Someone Singing]:

Here's a pretty little song that I don't know what it's called quite yet.

Little pebble upon the sand
Now you're lying here in my hand
How many years have you been here?
Little human upon the sand
Frome where I'm lying here in your hand
You to me are but a passing breeze

The sun will always shine where you stand
Depending in which land
You may find yourself
Now you have my blessing, go your way

Little pebble upon the sand
Now you're lying here in my hand
How many years have you been here?
Little human upon the sand
Frome where I'm lying here in your hand
You to me are but a passing breeze

The sun will always shine where you stand
Depending in which land
You may find yourself
Now you have my blessing, go your way

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
All our souls are deeper than you can see
You can have everything if you let yourself be
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be
Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
All our souls are deeper than you can see
You can have everything if you let yourself be
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be

[Introducing The Tinker And The Crab, only in the 2006 expanded version]:

Thank you! This next song is... is called The Tinker And The Crab... and when I sing these songs, which sing of fairy tales and sing of... fantasy lands, my whole purpose is that our children... even if there's some here, may have something more substantial than Batman or Superman or something like that. And... so that's why I love, I love writing songs like this, because a child's mind is... is a very vast thing. Restrict it and it won't grow, but let it dwell on fantasy and fairy tale and it would benefit greatly. This is a song which... I was influenced by stories by Lewis Carroll to write, and this is a story of a tinker who is a traveling man... who travels to the beach... and meets a tiny crab.

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Happiness Runs (Rising Again Version)

Music and lyrics by Donovan P. Leitch


And now, for this song... is really a loosen up song, where every's gotta loosen up with, with the song, and all the men have got to sing one part on this song and all the girls have got to sing another. And all the men, if you take [...] now men, boys and men... listen to this, this is our part. Goes like this...

OK, men, once more! (giggles).

Hey! Now, listen, all the girls, listen. If you sing this song first, I'm sure we'll have the courage to sing along. Now, all the girls have got to sing this bit. The words are 'Happiness Runs', and it goes like this.

Happiness runs, happiness runs, keep going!
Happiness runs, happiness runs

But we gotta start it really down, make a whole orchestra [...]. So, if all the girls start it first, and give us the lead... so, girls, do you remember?

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself sing

Happiness runs, happiness runs

Clap, clap, clap, lalalala
Clap your hands and clap, lalalalala


Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs, yes, it does
Happiness runs, happiness runs

OK!
Louder!


Happiness runs, happiness runs, yes, it does
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs, yes, it does
Happiness runs, happiness runs

OK!
Oh!
Hey!

Hey, come on! Hey! Hey! Hey!


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Happiness Runs (Greatest Hits Live: Vancouver 1986 Version)

Music and lyrics by Donovan P. Leitch


Well, here's a wee song, where all the boys sing one part, and all the girls sing another part, and I sing in the middle somewhere. So ladies, chicks, your part goes like this...

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs, try girls
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness... yeah!
Happiness runs, happiness runs, you got it
Happiness runs, happiness runs, let me hear you girls
Yeah!
Happiness runs, happiness... louder!
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs, yeah

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Big hand for the girls

Ok now, men, ok guys, this is your part, and it goes like this...

Let me hear you guys

Big hand for the guys
And now, ladies first
...

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness... that's good
Don't stop, keep going
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Don't stop, don't stop, I like it

Ok guys, are you ready in a minute?
Not too hard on the girls now


Ah, yeah
Let me hear you together now
Yeah, keep singing, don't stop, don't stop


Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Hey!
Happiness runs...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Bravo boys, bravo girls, bravo, bravo!
Yeah!


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Happiness Runs (Pied Piper Version)

Music and lyrics by Donovan P. Leitch


Little pebble upon the sand
Now you're lying here in my hand
How many years have you been here?
Little human upon the sand
From where I'm lying here in your hand
You to me are but a passing breeze


The sun will always shine where you stand
Depending in which land
You may find yourself
Now you have my blessing, go your way

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs

Why-o? Because
Why-o? Because
Why-o? Because
Why-o? Because

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
(Little pebble upon the sand)
You can have everything if you let yourself be
(Little pebble upon the sand)
You can have everything if you let yourself be
(Little pebble upon the sand)
You can have everything if you let yourself be
(Little pebble upon the sand)

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs

Why-o? Because
Why-o? Because
Why-o? Because
Why-o? Because

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be

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